Ratnashikhin, Ratnaśikhin: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Ratnashikhin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Ratnaśikhin can be transliterated into English as Ratnasikhin or Ratnashikhin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Ratnaśikhin (रत्नशिखिन्) is another name for Ratneśika: a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Ratneśikā (Ratnaśikhinī) forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Hṛdayacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (R) next»] — Ratnashikhin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ratnaśikhin (रत्नशिखिन्).—name of a former Buddha: Mahāvyutpatti 98; Lalitavistara 171.19; Divyāvadāna 62.17 ff.; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 119.10; 146.8; 152.10; 174.3, 7; 192.2 ff.; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 63.17; 68.26 (n. sg. °khiḥ, prose); 499.20 (verse; °śikhe gurau, app. meant for loc. sg.!; corrupt?).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ratnaśikhin (रत्नशिखिन्):—[=ratna-śikhin] [from ratna] m. Name of a Buddha, [ib.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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